X
OOPS!
VIEW CART
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
ADDED!
VIEW CART
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
OOPS!
MANAGE WISHLISTS
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
ADDED!
CANCEL
(0)
Online Reference For Body, Mind & Spirit

Term: Flogging

DEFINITION:
The ritual act of repeatedly striking a person, or oneself, with a whip or flail of some sort. In ancient Mystery Cults flogging was an act of purification. It was believed to drive out evil spirits and sharpen the senses. In this sense flogging was an act of regeneration. From an occult perspective, flogging can be used to induce a state of trance. The rhythm of the lash creates a hypnotic effect, and this then combines with the release of endorphins into the brain. Some Wiccan/Witchcraft traditions incorporate ritual flogging into their initiation rituals or magickal practices—however, most do not.
SOURCE:  Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft, by Raven Grimassi
SHARE:    /   PRINT
IN OUR BLOGS
The Language of Tarot
  In The Language of Tarot, Jeannie Reed teaches us her system for reading the cards, a system that has satisfied her clients for over 30 years. Tarot is a language and when you learn it, you can read the cards like reading a book. You...
What's New
$19.99 US
  /  
$25.95 US
  /  
$12.99 US
  /  
        
Copyright © 2019 - Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.